Here are some examples of fraction word problems. The videos will illustrate how to use the block diagrams (Singapore Math) method to solve word problems.

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Middle School Fraction Problem

Example: Alex, Betty, and Chris are trading marbles. First, Alex gives Betty 1/2 of his marbles. Then Betty gives Chris 1/3 of her marbles. Finally, Chris gives Alex 2 marbles. If everyone ends up with 12 marbles, how many marbles did each person start with?

Example: Iona started with a certain amount of money. She spent 2/5 of her money. She earned $5 the next day. Later, she lost 3/7 of her money, but she still had $20 left.

1. There are 96 children in a library. 5/8 of them are girls. How many of them are boys?

2. David had $40. She spent 1/5 of the money on a storybook and 3/10 on a calculator. How much did he spend altogether?

3. Scott had some eggs. He sold 5/8 of them. If he sold 300 eggs, how many eggs did he have at first?

PSLE math sum involving fraction and price value does using model method

Examples: Jack bought some erasers, pencils and rulers. 1/6 of them were erasers. The number of pencils he bought was 5 more 1/2 the total number of all items and the remaining were rulers. Each of the erasers, pencils and rulers costs $2.20, $3.45 and $1.70 respectively. He spent a total of $519.15 on all the items. How many more pencils than erasers did Jack buy?

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